Jordanian Tourism News

Jordan tourism seeks to capitalise on new Petra discovery

Jordan tourism seeks to capitalise on new Petra discovery

The Jordan ministry of tourism and antiquities has confirm the archaeological discovery of an enormous monument in Petra. It is believed the new location has no known parallels to any other structure in the Nabatean city. This discovery was recently reported by archaeologists Sarah Parcak and Chris Tuttle in a study published in The Journal of American Schools of Oriental Research.

Hyatt Hotels expands presence in Jordan with Ayla deal

Hyatt Hotels expands presence in Jordan with Ayla deal

29th Jan 2016 Hotel News Tourism News

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into an agreement with Ayla Oasis Development Company for a 286-room Hyatt Regency hotel in Aqaba, Jordan. Hyatt Regency Aqaba Ayla will be the first hotel to open within the prestigious Ayla development, a master-planned, multiphase development on the northern shores of Aqaba.

Major upgrade for Queen Alia airport in Jordan

Major upgrade for Queen Alia airport in Jordan

5th Mar 2013 Airline News

A new state-of-the-art terminal at Queen Alia International Airport in Jordan is set to open this month and is expected to almost triple the current airport capacity. Beginning operations on March 21st 2013, the new terminal is worth an estimated US$750 million and will catapult the airport’s capacity to nine million annual passengers.

Make it so: Star Trek resort secures funding

Make it so: Star Trek resort secures funding

12th Oct 2011 Hotel News Tourism News

Funding has been secured for a $1.5 billion tourism and theme park development in Jordan, featuring a world-first Star-Trek inspired attraction. Construction work at the 74-hectare Red Sea Astrarium project in Aqaba is expected to start in early 2012.

Jordan launches new National Tourism Strategy

Jordan launches new National Tourism Strategy

8th Aug 2011 Tourism News

After a turbulent half-year for the country, Jordan has launched its new National Tourism Strategy 2011-2015 as it seeks to rebuild. Also in Jordan today, City.Mobi is celebrating the success of its new guide to Amman.

Guilty by association: Tourism in Jordan

Guilty by association: Tourism in Jordan

5th Jul 2011 Focus

As late as December 2010 Jordan was being mooted as a honeymoon destination for the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, before political violence put pay to the idea. As the country struggles to convince the world it is safe for tourists, Breaking Travel News visits to take a look at the situation on the ground.

Jordan tourism up despite Middle East unrest

Jordan tourism up despite Middle East unrest

Despite ongoing adverse economic conditions and the political volatility of other regions in the Middle East in February and March, the Jordan Tourism Board has announced that tourism in the country remains almost unaffected. UK overnight visitor numbers took only a slight hit in the first quarter of 2011, falling just 3.2 per cent compared to the same period in 2010.